About Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating works in tandem with job cost and accounting in Sage business management software such as Sage Timberline Office. Then, once a bid is approved, the appropriate data feeds seamlessly from estimating to accounting and job cost. No data loss. No redundant entry. As a result, it’s easier to share project details with your entire team. Sage offers a number of electronic takeoff solutions to best fit your specific needs. Regardless of the solution you choose, using an electronic takeoff solution has proven to significantly increase productivity, efficiency and accuracy among estimators.

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Key benefits of Sage Estimating

  • Build estimates and accounting - Sage Estimating gathers your clients data and displays all in a spreadsheet which can be easily updated on the go. Sage Estimating can automatically generate estimates based on clients trends and predictions.

  • Knowledgebases, online support and guidance - Sage Estimating provides an additional support service, which includes: telephone, email, knowledgebase, FAQ's and video tutorials - to ensure you are kept aware of all company and software developments.

  • Dashboard and permissions - Sage Estimating lets you create a custom dashboard so you can view the most relevant news feeds. You can also create user permissions to ensure only desired members of staff can view certain data, information and reports.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    United Kingdom, United States

    Supported Languages

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    Features

    Total features of Sage Estimating: 4

    • Audit Trail
    • Cost Database
    • Estimating
    • Takeoff Software

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.1 /5
    (79)
    Value for Money
    4.0/5
    Features
    4.1/5
    Ease of Use
    3.8/5
    Customer Support Software
    3.9/5

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    John
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    • Industry: Oil & Energy
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support Software
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Estimate Management

    Reviewed on 2021-09-07

    Overall Sage SQL Estimating is a very stable and robustly powerful estimating tool.

    Overall Sage SQL Estimating is a very stable and robustly powerful estimating tool.

    Pros

    One of the best things about Sage SQL Estimating is the ability to breakdown an estimate into an unbelievable number of different ways allowing both company standard breakdowns and complex bid form breakdowns at the same time. This also allows standard estimate formatting across all different divisions of our company while working together to complete very large estimates.

    Cons

    The two most limiting drawbacks of this software is the inability to create a specification driven takeoff system. The second drawback is the ability to error check the takeoff against a specification to make sure the entry is conforming to the specification and/or is correctly entered. Some of this can be done through assemblies, but not all of this can be done and is why this is very limited for the use of Process Piping System.

    Ray
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    My Timberline Accessment

    Reviewed on 2021-03-18

    It saves overall time in lieu of using an excel estimate.

    It saves overall time in lieu of using an excel estimate.

    Pros

    I've used it in the past when it was simply Timberline (both DOS and Windows versions) with other companies. It is easy to use

    Cons

    Don't care much for the yearly cost as it seems excessive.

    Would like to see in lieu of monthly free webinars that cater more for new or potential buyers, webinars for how to utilize the software to its maximum potential.

    Response from Sage

    Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your business and look forward to helping drive your continued success in construction and real estate.

    Susan
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    • Industry: Construction
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Estimating with Sage/Timberline

    Reviewed on 2015-05-05

    Pros

    I know that the spreadsheet adds up correctly. This is key when it comes to bidding work. We have built our own databases, and use them quite a bit for concrete, masonry, and drywall.

    Cons

    Upgrades with pervasive can be cumbersome. It would be useful if the download was something that could be pushed down to users. Granted right now I am behind on my upgrades because our IT department does not like to deal with the upgrades.

    Ivan
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    End User

    Reviewed on 2021-05-17

    Estimating spreadsheet is flexible, easy, and visually understandable. WBS is the best tool to...

    Estimating spreadsheet is flexible, easy, and visually understandable. WBS is the best tool to organize an estimate based on project specific design, owner's needs, and estimator's methods.

    Pros

    Take off items and assemblies
    Detail Window
    Totals Window
    Easy to manipulate the estimate
    WBS organization
    Alternate option pricing

    Cons

    Subcontractor Grid is a mess
    Job Cost interphase is a mess
    Alternate calculation on Indirect costs need to be fixed

    Alternatives Considered

    PlanSwift

    Reasons for Choosing Sage Estimating

    Formula human errors Lack of structure

    Switched From

    Microsoft Excel

    Reasons for Switching to Sage Estimating

    Elimination of human errors on formulas Interphase with Job Cost CSI master database organization

    Response from Sage

    Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your business and look forward to helping drive your continued success in construction and real estate.

    Zane
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The Truth behind estimating

    Reviewed on 2021-08-13

    Sage allows all the estimators in the department to work similarly without everyone needing to do...

    Sage allows all the estimators in the department to work similarly without everyone needing to do them exactly the same. One estimator or company may want 1 line item for windows that includes labor material and equipment. Another might want a line item for furnish while and a separate for install.

    Pros

    This software is easy to use. Its also been around the longest so its easy to find other estimators with familiarity with the software. Its longevity in the market has created several other software integrations. The product is secure no worry about formulas not working when its sorted a different way.

    Cons

    The ability and flexibility of the software is so infinite you can spend hours creating templates and short cuts that aren't even needed or actually become to in depth.

    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft Excel

    Reasons for Switching to Sage Estimating

    Security. Safety & Double checks. The data entered is secure. No worry about the entire estimate being corrupts because one person deleted a formula.
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    Sage Estimating offers the following pricing plans:

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    Sage Estimating has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

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